Weʼve raised £362 to Help Fund Charlton Community Gardens - Especially payments from the Plant Sale
- Charlton, Greenwich, London
- Funded on Saturday, 20th June 2020
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Charlton Community Gardens was set up in 2012 with the aim of bringing unloved and unused spaces back into productive community use. The garden at Charlton Station was our first garden and was started in April 2013. It has been developed as an organic, demonstration garden to show that food can be grown in small spaces as well as provide habitats for wildlife. We have since expanded and have planted and maintain 2 small orchards and a small bed in Charlton Park. We have been active in supporting the Purple for Polio campaign and have planted hundreds of crocus corms locally.
A small management committee plans activities and they, together with volunteers, including local schools, maintain our gardens.
We were initially supported with a grant from the National Gardens Scheme/Royal Horticultural Society Elspeth Thompson Bursary, and was given use of the station area by Southeastern Railways. We also have beds at the station sponsored by local companies. We were also given a grant by Greggs the bakers, for setting up the orchards.
Our largest income is that generated by our annual plant sale. Volunteers grow extra plants which are then donated and sold at the station in May.
This year this will not be possible......... but the growing of plants and seedlings continues. We are hoping to sell our surplus from our respective homes. Changeless cash can be given, but payment via this site will also be most welcome.
Thank you for your donation, which will be used to purchase compost, tools, fix raised beds, pay for insurance, purchase plants and any other expenditure that gardening entails.
- 10 months ago
Charlton Community Gardens10 months ago
Thank you everyone who bought plants from us and\or contributed to our Just giving page. Our plant sale was a huge success, with all our plants sold out. We had not appreciated how keen people were to go out for a walk with a purpose, let alone buy plants. In total we made over £1500; triple what we expected, and more than we need. For that reason we have made an initial £500 donation to Greenwich Food Bank. We hope that your plants flourish and that you all keep well. Thanks again.
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Jun 20, 2020
Thank you for the delivery of plants.
Jun 15, 2020
Thanks for all of your hard work bringing cheeriness to Charlton 😊
Jun 7, 2020
Jun 2, 2020
For broccoli and kale from Elliscombe road
Jun 1, 2020
£4 for Tomato plants from 87 Elliscombe
May 31, 2020
Thank you for the plants and lovely walk :) x
May 31, 2020
For plants purchased from Ruth in Inverine Road- thank you Leah
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